Based on his last press release of April 10th, it appears he already knew the EPA's statement was in the works.
April 13th, 2007
When Paul Cameron participated in a poster session at the Eastern Psychological Association’s convention on March 23rd, he sumultaneously issued a press release entitied, “1.4% of Adults Homosexual?” which matches what the EPA says he presented. So far, so good, as far as the EPA is concerned.
But after the convention is over, he began a very regular schedule of issuing press releases, touting evidence of a “shortened lifespan” that he claims to have presented at the EPA, a claim that the EPA now disputes. Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks, like clockwork, he issued four press releases claiming that gays in Scandinavia die young.
I first contacted the EPA on April 4th with several questions about Cameron’s participation at the convention. I also told them about the press releases. We exchanged just a couple of brief e-mails through Saturday, April 7th, during which I kept them apprised of his later releases.
On Monday, April 9th, I released my report on Cameron’s paper that he claimed to have presented to the EPA.
Noticing Cameron’s pattern of issuing press releases on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I eagerly awaited last Tuesday’s press release from him. That morning on April 10th, it arrived right on time. Except this time, I noticed that he returned, more or less, to his original subject for the title, “Are Governments Misreporting To Advance Gay Rights?” He drops the Danish and Norweigan statistics from his press release, although he continues to conclude that gays experience an “early average age of death.” But by dropping those statistics, this press release returned to a theme which more closely matched what he presented at the convention’s poster session — at least in content, if not necessarily in tone.
I also noticed something else that was odd about that press release. While he still included the title of the paper he claimed to have presented at the EPA, he didn’t mention his participation at the EPA’s convention. He dropped all mention of it.
On Wednesday, April 11, the EPA responded to my inquiries with an official statement, disputing Cameron’s description of his participation at the convention.
If Cameron were to continue his pattern on press releases, we should have seen another one yesterday. But yesterday came and went with blessed silence. (On the other hand, he did respond to the EPA’s statement via an on-the-record e-mail to Dr. Warren Throckmorton.)
Press releases can cost a lot of money, and Cameron’s Family Research Institute doesn’t have very deep pockets. After issuing six press releases, maybe he felt he got all the mileage he could out of it, and the stream of press releases would have come to an end anyway. Six press releases really are an awful lot. He’s never issued so many to promote a single paper before that I’m aware of.
Whatever the case may be, one thing’s for certain — we’ll definitely hear from him again.
In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.
When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.
In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.
On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.
Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"
Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!
And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.
Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.
Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.
Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.
The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.